“Now I, (king) Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” Dan 4:37
It seems to me that there is a very simple recipe for humility. Start with one uncooked human battered in pride, add a sprig of “I can do this myself”, two teaspoons of “have it my way”, one cup of “how great am I”, just a pinch of sugar*, and one swift kick in the pants by God right into the flames of reality. Finally, let simmer on high until fully tenderized and ready for molding. Coincidentally , this seems to be just about the same recipe for every virtue in the Bible.
Me, and old Nebby** have a lot in common, in that it seems like every time we get it all figured out about how this world works, and about exactly where we stand in it, we find ourselves once again the uncooked human in a brand new batch of humble pie. The end result of being that human is that we end up right in the hands of our creator being molded, not into what we believe ourselves to be, but into what we were created to be, and we find that we have no greater purpose than to “extol and honor the King of Heaven”.
So, how do we avoid being that main dish in the most unpleasant cooking show on earth?
1. Start Every Day on Your Knees.
“It seems like such a simple answer, but as is so often the case the simple answer is the right one. When you start your day in prayer for yourself and others, you are beginning in an already ‘tenderized’ state, admitting from the start that you have no idea what you are doing”
2. Acknowledge Where Your “Greatness” Comes From
“As much as I hate to give him props, the best example I know of this in our time right now is Tim Tebow. The example he sets is that in everything you do understand that your power comes from Christ and all honor and glory should be given back to Him”
3. Allow Accountability Into Your Life
“The best way to avoid having God come in and give you a swift kick in the pants, is to have a good group of brothers and sisters in Christ, who are sitting in the wings ready to give you that kick before God has to do it Himself. Lets face it lesser of two kicks is always preferable”
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*everything is better with sugar
**Nebby: short for Nebuchadnezzar it’s from veggie tales look it up!